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Use of CO2 in Wastewater Treatment
In this project, CO2 was used to treat wastewater instead of a process using acid. The pharmaceutical company CSL Behring LLC used sulfuric acid for wastewater treatment, but the strong acid caused various corrosion issues for equipment. Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. responded to a request from CSL Behring to propose a wastewater treatment system using CO2 and run a trial operation. The results far exceeded expectations, and led to a full implementation. As a result, the corrosion issues were completely resolved, while achieving adequate wastewater treatment function.
Use of CO 2  in Wastewater Treatment